© 2019 by Titans of Nuclear. Produced by the Energy Impact Center: www.energyimpactcenter.org

In this episode, we discuss...

 

  • Technical challenges of scaling up high-temperature nuclear power plant designs

  • The relationship between nuclear power generation efficiency and reaction temperature

  • The effects of oxidation and carbonization on turbine blades in different nuclear reactors

  • How nuclear reactor designs plan for long-term material degradation in critical components

  • Modern methods of analyzing the effects of radiation on metal alloys

  • How the impacts of neutrons on metal lattice structures drive material design

  • Performance criteria for critical components of nuclear plant materials

  • How today’s nuclear industry is reinvesting in nuclear-related education and research

James Stubbins

Donald Biggar Willett Professor, Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois